DSC01062Single Mom & Families Retreat

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tilikum’s Illahee Retreat Center offers retreat programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing with your son or daughter on the lake, exploring the grounds during a nature hike, or racing up the Climbing Wall together, the setting, the people, and the presence of God create an ideal opportunity to experience life side by side.

Single Moms and their kids (ages 5+) are invited to spend a relaxing weekend at Tilikum, just enjoying each other! Take time to be encouraged by biblical teaching and wonderful worship times, playing in the woods, canoeing on the lake, or just enjoying some down time. There will be times together as well as times for moms to be alone while the kids are with Tilikum counselors. A truly refreshing weekend and a great memory-making opportunity for your family!

Retreat price includes lodging for two nights, five meals and all program activities.


Single Room with three single beds and private bathroom accommodations in a comfortable country, retreat center setting.


Date: Friday, July 10– Sunday, July 12, 2015

Arrival Time: Check-in begins at 4:30pm

Departure Time: 1:00 pm Sunday


Price: Moms – $110, kids – $70

Speaker: Michelle Bradshaw, mother of two (daughter 21 and son 19), has worked in hospitality services for over 25 years and is currently the Guest Services Director for Tilikum.

Theme: Understanding and Organizing the Seasons of Life for you and your children’s future

Worship Leader: Carrie Friedrich, Assistant Director at the Newell Pioneer Village at Champoeg State Park, Newberg, OR.  She’s a substitute teacher and serves at  West Chehalem Friends Church. Her life verse is, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

Lodging: you’ll stay in our Retreat Center where you and your child(ren) will have your own guest sleeping room with private bathroom.  Please bring your own bedding, towels and toiletries.

Activities: worship & spiritual time, canoes, Aqua Jump & Swing with waterslide during swim time, relax in the Hot Tub, Big Swing, Big Canoes (new for 2015!), Climbing Wall, craft projects, campfire, exploring the barn and animals, hiking, and Free Time Fun!

Things to Bring: Bible, pen/pencil, notepad, swim suit, closed-toe shoes, sandals, casual clothes, jacket, camera (& chargers), flashlight, and mosquito spray.

Tilikum Medical Diet Form:  We are able to accommodate most medical dietary needs when given prior notification. Tilikum charges an additional $1 per meal for “Medical Diet” requests due to additional preparation and higher cost of food. Tilikum prepares family-style meals rather than ‘individual short orders’ based on ‘food preferences’. We will make you an individual meal with the specifications listed below to the best of our abilities.

We take great care to avoid cross-contaminating food groups, but are not a dedicated facility and will process all types of foods in the same kitchen. Guests are encouraged to bring supplemental snacks or foods, when faced with a restrictive diet. All guests assume personal responsibility for their dietary needs and communication of those needs. We encourage you to clarify with us at the time of service, if there are ingredients that are unsafe for you. Our staff will attempt to modify food preparation when we are able to do so.

Please return this Tilikum Medical Diet Form upon registering for this event to our camp registrar or fax to (503) 538-7536.  Payment is collected for this at check-in.

Email: registrar[at]camptilikum[dot]org (email is modified to protect us from spamming)

Sample Schedule registrationbutton2015


4:30 pm Arrival, Check-in and explore the grounds
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Session 1
9:00 pm Snacks and Free Time


8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Family Photos and Tilikum Presentation
9:15 am Session 2 Moms only (Kids Program grades 1-5th and outdoor activity for teens 8th grade and older)
10:45  am Craft Time
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Free Time Activities: fishing with instructor, Big Zipline, Big Swing, Little Zipline
3:00 pm Waterfront Activities and Archery
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session 3 (Moms only; kids programs continue from earlier in day)
8:30 pm Campfire and Worship


8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Session 4 (everyone together)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Boxed Lunches with relaxed Departure (waterfront will be opened for canoeing and swimming)